Book Reviews
April 1933

Hospitals and Child Health.

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White House Conference on Child Health and Protection. Price, $2.50. Pp. 279. New York: Century Company, 1932.

Am J Dis Child. 1933;45(4):926. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01950170240022

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This book outlines in detail the subject of hospitals and dispensaries as related to the care of the child. In the introduction it is stated that the hospital serves two main purposes: first, the care of the sick, and second, the education of the professional and lay public. For the first it is necessary that a hospital have primarily the urge to serve; that is, that it places the welfare of the individual above everything else. "In the matter of education every hospital acts as a center. The physician who takes his cases to the hospital derives benefit from the opportunity to work under better conditions and from his association with other men; the intern, or resident, gets a training there for his life work, at the same time rendering invaluable service to the hospital and to the community. The social service worker puts into practice the theory which she

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